The NCD Alliance’s Ten key asks from the UN Summit on NCDs

15th June 2011

As the dust settles on the civil society interactive hearing on noncommunicable diseases, the NCD Alliance highlights the following ten desired outcomes from the UN Summit on NCDs to be held in September:

1. Commit to a whole-of-government response through costed national plans for NCD prevention and treatment

2. Establish an NCDs Partnership, linked to WHO, to coordinate follow up action with member states, other UN and multilateral agencies, foundations, NGOs and private sector

3. Increase national and international resources for NCD prevention and treatment

4. Include NCDs in future global health and development goals

5. Accelerate implementation of Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC)

6. Reduce dietary salt, sugar, saturated and trans-fats and harmful use of alcohol

7. Implement strategies to encourage physical activity and improve diet

8. Strengthen health systems through integration of NCD prevention and treatment

9. Increase access to affordable, quality-assured essential medicines and technologies to prevent and treat cancer, cardiovascular disease, chronic respiratory disease and diabetes, including vaccines and palliative care

10. Establish a high level Accountability Commission on NCDs with cross sector representation to monitor Summit commitments. The NCD Alliance urges you to encourage your national leaders to take action NOW on NCDs, to end the suffering and forge a healthier future for all.

See the NCD Alliance’s Proposed Outcomes Document for the UN Summit.